Engineering & Capex Associate Director

Posted 25 Jul 2023

Aubonne, Vaud - Switzerland

Req Id 266636


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United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Your Role: Our company is seeking an experienced and motivated Engineering & Capex Associate Director for our manufacturing site located in Aubonne, Switzerland. The purpose of this role is to develop, implement, and manage the Investment Projects Portfolio, including Strategic Investments and IT/OT/Digital Projects. An ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a passion for innovation, engineering, and project management in the pharma industry. It is your responsibility to manage the capital investment portfolio and report it to the site leadership team, structuring them into different streams to cover the full scope of our end-to-end manufacturing processes: Utilities, HVAC, Infrastructure, Biotech, Fill & Finish, Packaging, Logistics, Quality Control IT/OT/Digital, and Strategic Investments.

You will lead a team of engineers, project managers, and program lead of approx. 20 people + external consultants to ensure that the designs produced are technically sound, robust, and capable of meeting current and future business requirements, as well as to build and maintain relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure the selection of high-quality suppliers, high-quality products, and optimal pricing.

It will be your responsibility to develop and deliver strategic investment requests, including evaluating project feasibility, allocating budgets and resources, and designing, commissioning, and qualifying projects.


Who you are:


  • You have a master’s degree in engineering or Technology or equivalent
  • You have 10-15 years of related experience in a Biotechnology or Life Sciences facility.
  • You possess a strong experience in Project Management and Engineering Design Principles.
  • You have proven experience in managing and leading a team of engineers.
  • You have proven experience with Bio-Pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, Biotech, Fill & Finish.
  • You have experience in Regulatory Affairs and with cGMP requirements related to Engineering and Qualification.
  • You have demonstrated experience in managing strategic investments and experience in IT/OT/Digital projects.
  • You possess excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • You have experience in project planning and implementation, with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • You are proficient in English and/or French

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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